Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Achievement Medal
|Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Achievement Medal|
Ribbon of the award
|Awarded by the United States Department of Transportation|
|Eligibility||Department of Transportation civilian employees, formerly to US Coast Guard personnel.|
|Awarded for||Outstanding leadership and distinguished contributions of major significance|
|Next (higher)||Silver Star|
|Next (lower)||Defense Superior Service Medal|
The related Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award, a unit level award of the medal
The Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Achievement Medal also known as the Department of Transportation Gold Medal is the highest honorary award of the United States Department of Transportation.
The medal is 1 3/8 inches in diameter, made of gold plated red brass. The obverse depicts a triskelion superimposed over a graticule surrounded by a laurel wreath. The reverse bears the words, in relief, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION arched above with the incuse inscription OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT on a scroll below. In the middle are the words AWARDED TO with a space to engrave the recipient's name. The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches wide made up of a mirrored pattern with a center stripe of old glory blue, a stripe of white with a thin stripes of paprika and black, followed by another stripe of white next a thin stripe of black with and edge stripe of paprika.
- "Ribbon Order of Precedence". Medals and Awards Program. Personnel Management, CG-12. United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "Decoration, Outstanding Achievement Award (Gold Medal), Department of Transportation". assistdocs.com. US Department of Defense. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "Ribbon, Outstanding Achievement Award (Gold Medal) Secretary of Transportation". assistdocs.com. US Department of Defense. Retrieved 9 June 2013.